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Muslim Minority Party in Thrace Claim they are Neglected by the Greek State

The leader of the Muslim minority party in Thrace complained that the Greek State does not consult with them on issues that concern them in an interview with Turkey's Anadolu Agency. The Friendship, Equality and Peace Party (KIEF) often claims...

Turkey Accuses Greece Over Muslim Minority's Issues, Athens Responds With Tough Statement

The spokesperson of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy issued a statement on Friday in regard to religious issues of the Muslim minority in Greece's region of Western Thrace, with Athens responding by issuing a tough statement on Saturday. ''Greece...

''Minority in Thrace Deprived of Its Rights,'' Turkey's Cavusoglu Says

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke about Greece's Muslim minority in Thrace during a speech at an Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Cavusoglu said that the minority in Thrace ''does not benefit from the...

Who is Responsible for Letting Turkey Influence Greek Muslim Minority in Thrace?

This editorial was published in Hellas Journal in Greek by Nikos Meletis The Greek State is perpetuating the mistake of allowing Turkey to use the Greek Muslim minority in Thrace for irredentist and expansionist purposes. The Greek Muslims were used once...

European Court Rules Against Greece in Sharia Law Case

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Wednesday that Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country's Muslim minority. According to an AP report, the court ruled...

Golden Dawn MP Verbally Attacks Muslim Peer in Greek Parliament

High-ranking Golden Dawn member Ilias Kasidiaris on Tuesday launched a verbal attack against  Muslim SYRIZA MP Mustafa Mustafa, during a closed session of the Parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee. Kasidiaris demanded the removal of the Muslim lawmaker and used...

Prosecutors' Union Says no Probe Opened into Thrace University Professors

Greece's association of prosecutors categorically rejected media reports on Friday that a colleague in Rhodope, a region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, had ordered a preliminary investigation into university professors who are using the phrase "Turkish minority" in their...

Constantinople Expats Reply to Turkish President's One-Sided Allegations

The Association of Constantinople Expatriates sent a caustic open letter to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying that Ankara violates the rights of Greeks in Turkey, and that Thrace Muslims are respected by the Greek government. The letter came after the...

Enthusiasm and Protests Mark Erdogan's Thrace Visit (video)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's highly controversial visit to the Thrace Muslim community, was marked by enthusiastic crowds and a few protests by the local community. Erdogan visited the Muslim community in Komotini; a town in northern Greece, which once belonged...

Turkish President Erdogan Arrives to Greece with Unreasonable Demands

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to Greece today (Thursday) likely to challenge the Treaty of Lausanne and have some other unreasonable demands, according to a recent interview to a Greek journalist. In an interview to Alexis Papahelas aired on...